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Primary Care Mental Health ARRS Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Across North-East London we have been developing new ways of bringing together health and social care professionals with our Voluntary sector and local communities to support people with severe mental health problems, including complex emotional needs associated with a diagnosis of personality disorder

Our transformation work aims for teams of clinical and non-clinical staff to work together to make a greater positive impact on the health and lives of groups and communities of people living with mental ill-health. Through providing more integrated care across mental and physical health services in inner London, we have been able to test new ways of working within our blended teams, to deliver improvements aligned to the implementation of the Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults.

A key feature of our approach has been the development of a care offer delivered by staff from multiple partner organisations within the footprint of a Primary Care Network to deliver what really matters to people who need mental health support in that neighborhood. This emerging model of care is flexible to peoples changing needs, with people stepping up and stepping down levels of support and intervention according to the complexity of their needs.

Main duties of the job

This role (which is jointly funded by the Primary Care Network (PCN) and ELFT) will be embedded in this new team structure, and represents an exciting opportunity to accelerate the transformation work underway across East London, while also bringing additional capacity to the new care models for those with serious mental illness, and complex emotional needs,. You will support local GP practices to help rebuild and reconnect healthcare team across the communities they serve, and will provide targeted care according to the needs of the population by supporting the PCN clinical strategy.

The Primary Care Network in Well Street Common serves a population of 36,527 patients. The role will work across 5 practices: - Elsdale Street Surgery, The Greenhouse GP Surgery, Trowbridge Surgery, Well Street Surgery and The Wick Health Centre. The area has high levels of social deprivation with worse mental health outcomes than England and City & Hackney averages.

Mental Health is a key priority for the PCN both in tackling inequalities in access, experience and outcomes and empowering people in their care.

As a registered Nurse, you will be expected to work with some autonomy within this system, but would also connect into professional support structures already in existence in ELFT.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Relevant degree level Nursing qualification
  • Registered as a nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Evidence of post registration continued professional development, qualifications or equivalent experience
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
Experience Essential
  • Experience practicing as a Mental Health Nurse in the Community
  • Experience in supporting a programme of brief interventions incorporating assessment, planning and implementation of treatment and interventions for people with complex care needs
  • Previous experience of functioning as a team member
  • Previous experience of Management and Clinical Supervision, including annual appraisal
  • Previous experience of service development, quality improvement and of bringing innovation and new ideas to practice
  • Lived-experience of accessing mental health services
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Sound knowledge of the NMC Code
  • Good knowledge of current and relevant local and national agendas impacting Community Mental Health, including the Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act and Care Act, relevant national standards and other relevant national policies.
  • Knowledge of NICE guidance in relation to a wide range of mental disorders and the ability to ensure that evidence based practice with clear clinical outcomes is embedded into practice.

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